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Feb 11, 2013 10:00pm PST
survive an attack from the taliban. >> reporter: you have to see combat to realize how indefensible it was from an attack from east taliban fighters. just 52 american soldiers were down there, plus staff sergeant. >> we were taking everything from very precise sniper fire, automatic weapon fire, machine gun positions. we were taking more indirect fire, rpg fire. >> where was it coming from? >> all 360 degrees around us. from every high point. >> were you taking casualties? >> we had taken casualties from the first barrage of fire that came in and continued to take them throughout the remainder of the fire fight. >> a recreation of the battle shows he was everywhere that day. running across open ground to reenforce one weak point after another. >> at one point, i witnessed three enemy fighters walk straight through our front gate like they owned the place and to see that, you know, it's unreal for a second. but you know, that's ours. we're not going to let them do that. >> how close do you think you came to being over run? >> almost as close as you can get. >> although hit in the side by sh
Feb 8, 2013 10:00pm PST
the oakland airport. a partner who he thought was a member of the taliban was actually an undercover fbi agent. and agents arrested him as he attempted to detonate, what he thought was a bomb. he recently lived at this north san jose home with his father. neighbors say the family lived here for years and very reclusive. they are also shocked by today's arrest. >> does that concern you? >> well yes, of course it does. especially with two small children. >> but he also has a criminal history where he was arrested on weapons charges in 2011. and his own father told investigators that matthew had converted to islam. matthew was a former marine with a belief that the secret police or government is trying to follow him. according to today's federal criminal complaint, laniza told the fbi agent he would dance with joy when the bomb exploded. >> wow. that's as real as you're going to get. something hitting that close to home. hopefully -- thankfully it was thwarted. each contained what he thought was a powerful explosive mixture. he bought two cell phones, one to be used as a detonator, the
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